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CPD Approx.2:00 Hours

P199 Dental Care for People With Diabetes

Speakers: Jason Wong MBE Tashfeen Kholasi FCGDentProf. Iain Chapple PhD, BDS, FDSRCPS, FDSRCS, CCST (Rest Dent)

  • About This Course

In collaboration with the College of General Dentistry and Office of Chief Dental Officer England, this recorded webinar discusses the importance of non-communicable diseases in an ageing population and focuses on Type 2 diabetes.

It addresses the burden of diabetes and its relationship with periodontitis, explaining visually the intimate link between the two diseases and how periodontal therapy can improve diabetes outcomes. The drive from medical organisations for engagement of oral healthcare professionals in helping them manage the diabetes epidemic is discussed and data shared from primary care dental practices who are engaging in early case detection for diabetes, in line with the 2019 commissioning standard spearheaded by the OCDO. It finishes by looking into the future for oral healthcare professionals as we gradually succeed in putting the mouth back into the body.

Learning Outcomes


  • Understand what non-communicable diseases (NCD) are and the burden they cause
  • Visualise the size of the global challenge presented by type 2 diabetes
  • Appreciate the bi-directional links between periodontitis and type-2 diabetes
  • Understand the impact periodontal treatment can have on diabetes outcomes
  • Appreciate the importance placed on periodontal health by international medical bodies
  • Glimpse the future role for oral healthcare professionals in addressing the WHOs strategic goals for combatting NCDs and the impact it can have


On completion of this recorded webinar you will understand Type 2 diabetes and its relationship with periodontitis.

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